Smash 4 is nearing its end. This means that the number of major tournaments have almost come to a grinding halt. This weekend will be one of the more exciting weekends before the release of Smash Bros Ultimate on December 7th, 2018. The Canada Cup is a FGC (Fighting Game Community) tournament in Toronto, Canada. The tournament will be happening from October 26 through October 29. They host multiple games throughout the FGC. These include a Capcom Pro Tour event for Street Fighter V Arcade version, Tekken World Tour Tekken 7 event, Smash 4 Singles, Smash Melee Singles, Dragon Ball Fighterz and many more.
As of October 22, 2018, there are 169 entrants for Smash 4 Singles. There are plenty of top players going to this event which will make it very exciting. Many of Canada’s best players will be in attendance. Tamim “Mistake” Omary is currently the number one player in Canada as well as the number 6 player in the world on the Panda Global Rankings. He will do his best against other top players such as Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland and Ramin “Mr. R” Delshad.
The winner of Canada Cup 2017, Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez will not be in attendance. He won the tournament last year over the current EVO champion Bharat “Lima” Chintapalli who will also not participate. MKLeo won the tournament by beating Larry Lurr 3-2 in winners finals and then beating Lima 3-1 in grand finals.
Top 8 of Canada Cup 2017 Wii U Singles:
3) Larry Lurr
Players to Look out for
Mistake is the highest ranked PGR player that will be going to the event. The Bayonetta player is always a threat in the tournaments he enters, especially when there is a home crowd behind him. In his most recent tournament, Mistake placed 9th losing to the champion Cosmos and then to SDX.
Larry Lurr is one of the most prolific players in the history of Smash 4. Aside from this past season, Larry Lurr has been a top ten player. Larry Lurr is currently ranked 16th in the world. The last time Larry Lurr was in Canada was at DreamHack Montreal 2018 where he placed first place over Ally 3-0 in grand finals.
Mr. R has not entered a Smash 4 major tournament in the United States since CEO which was in June. Mr. R is usually known for his top placings but ended up placing 17th. Some view this as poor bracket luck because the number 2 player in the world Tweek got disqualified into the losers bracket. This meant that Mr. R lost to two of the top 5 players in the world and placed 17th.
Elliot “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce is always a threat when it comes to smash 4. The former number 2 player in the world and EVO champ had a rough patch last season but is slowly getting back in form for Smash Ultimate. In September, Ally finished second at DreamHack Montreal 2018. The Canadian has a great shot of having a great tournament being in his home country.
Kelsy “SuperGirlKels” Medeiros is another Canadian player that can make name. SGK is arguably the best female smash 4 player as well as one of the best sonics in the entire world. SGK is currently ranked 5th in Canada. In her most recent major, SGK finished 5th at DreamHack Montreal 2018.
Laith “SDX” Hamdan is one of the rising stars of Smash 4. The New York Mewtwo main is one of the youngest players in Smash 4 with a lot of potential going into Ultimate. SDX has won Super Smash Fight Club 3 in Texas and then finished right outside of top 8 for Shine 2018 and DreamHack Montreal 2018 placing 9th.
Jason “ANTi” Bates is one of the most entertaining people in the smash world. You never know what to expect from his twitter. ANTi is known for having a very wide character pool but mostly plays Mario. It is hard to predict what characters he could switch to in the middle of the set which adds to his skill as a player. The 17th ranked PGR player placed 3rd in New York’s most recent regional tournament Escape From Yoshi’s Island in October.
Eric “Mr. E” Weber is a player that you can never sleep on. When the Marth/Lucina main is on fire he is extremely hard to beat. Over the summer, Mr. E placed 5th place at EVO and the followed that up the next week with a 17th at Super Smash Con 2018. In his most recent tournaments, Mr. E placed 2nd at Glitch 5 and 9th at Escape From Yoshi’s Island. Depending on which Mr. E we get will determine his placing.
Thunder “Thunder” Delangis is one of the final players to look out for at Canada Cup. It is always extremely hard to sleep on a person who plays Ryu. He has the chance to instantly change a match with a shoryuken. Not only that, Thunder placed very well at The Big House 8. Thunder placed 9th losing to Tweek and Elegant, two of the top players in the world. The 11th ranked Canadian has a shot at pulling off some major upsets.
For more of Team Genji, check out this week’s Break the Meta with Ocelote.
Written by: KayohBee